j-w, hannosch (ccomb joined in later).
Minutes of last meeting
ZTK alpha release.
The merge of ccomb’s ZTK branch is done. The ZTK structure is now in place. Hanno has created a test-release to document the release process. This went well and he is about to make an official alpha release!
The “unresolved” and “deprecated” dependencies in the ZTK has been reviewed. All of the packages in these two lists have been removed from the ZTK.
There was a long discussion about the usefulness of a custom ZTK package index besides the *.cfg files that depict the packages versions. Buildout- based projects do not require a custom index, only the version files. “Easy- install”-based projects though will need a custom index to control the versions of the packages that get installed.
However, it was questioned whether the custom index should contain packages that are not managed as part of the ZTK, but still are dependencies of the ZTK (ZODB is such a prominent example) as it would impose too much version- policy on consumers of the index.
The releaseteam is not sure this is actually the case, but, since the members of the releaseteam all represent buildout-based projects, the releaseteam cannot really know for sure either. It was concluded not to include a custom index as part of a ZTK release for the moment. Feedback concerning this issue (or maybe even a representative) from a “easy-install”-based ZTK- consumer-project is very much welcome.
Next meeting is scheduled for July 06 16:00 (CET) on #zope.